|Moving Charlie McCarthy|
Moving Charlie McCarthy
In the late 1800s, Marysburg township farmer Charlie McCarthy was buried at the State Insane Asylum in Saint Peter. In 2010, the Generations Project of Brigham Young University chose McCarthy as a subject of a documentary examining the degrading account of a fateful trip from Saint Peter to Marysburg in which McCarthy lost his feet. This program debunks the accusations of the Saint Peter Tribune and shows the difficulties involved when the descendant’s family engaged Larry Kortuem to move Charlie’s grave from Saint Peter to join his wife in Marysburg. The program includes footage of the grave opening and reburial done in the standards of the 1800s. A fascinating story full of history!
Larry Korteum, Historical Presenter
Thu., Nov. 19, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Register by Nov. 16, $5 LI-F04